Treatment of Vocal Nodules Options and Outcomes Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   August 01, 1999
Treatment of Vocal Nodules
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mary Pannbacker
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
  • Contact author: Mary Pannbacker, PhD, Department of Communication Disorders, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA 71104.
    Contact author: Mary Pannbacker, PhD, Department of Communication Disorders, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA 71104.×
  • Corresponding author: Email: comd.mdp@lsumc.edu.
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   August 01, 1999
Treatment of Vocal Nodules
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, August 1999, Vol. 8, 209-217. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0803.209
History: Received February 8, 1999 , Accepted June 3, 1999
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, August 1999, Vol. 8, 209-217. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0803.209
History: Received February 8, 1999; Accepted June 3, 1999

This paper provides a review of treatment options and outcomes for vocal fold nodules. Topics addressed in this paper include: (a) frequency of occurrence of vocal nodules; (b) factors affecting treatment decisions, including age, duration of nodules, extent of dysphonia, and choice of treatment; (c) types of treatment (voice treatment and/or surgery); and (d) pertinent efficacy research.

Author Note
The author wishes to acknowledge Megan Causey for library assistance. The following persons are also acknowledged: Janice Morgan, Dixie Jones, Kerri Christopher, David Duggar, and Bob Wood.
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